A collection of easy gluten-free dessert recipes perfect for your Easter celebrations! The recipes also have a dairy-free option.
Originally posted March 2020, updated April 2022.
Gluten-Free Easter Desserts
If you are looking for an easy gluten-free dessert recipe to make for Easter, I have put together a collection of some of my favorite gluten-free dessert recipes that would be perfect to make for Easter. All of your favorite Spring desserts are made easily gluten-free with a dairy-free option.
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
This super moist Gluten-Free Carrot Cake, is a deliciously spiced, gluten-free carrot cake with a perfect balance of sweet carrots and raisins, pecans, juicy pineapple, and the light, delicate flavor of coconut; topped with oh-my-goodness cream cheese frosting. This classic Easter dessert also includes a dairy-free option to the recipe.
Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes
Gluten-Free Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect dessert bite! Everyone loves cheesecake, and these easy-to-make handheld bites are rich cheesecakes nestled on a graham cracker crust.
Top the gluten-free cheesecakes with lemon curd and fresh berries for a show-stopping dessert everyone will love!
Gluten-Free Lemon Cake
This Gluten-Free Lemon Cake is moist, light, and fluffy. Full of lemon flavor and topped with a creamy lemon buttercream frosting.
If you love lemon you can give the cake an extra lemony kick by adding lemon curd on top or between the layers. This gluten-free cake recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Gluten-Free Lemon Bars
An easy recipe for Gluten-Free Lemon Bars. These tangy lemon squares are made with a buttery shortbread crust and a fresh lemon curd filling. This gluten-free dessert also has a dairy-free option.
This gluten-free dessert recipe is so easy to make, the hardest part of the recipe is letting them cool! You can see just how easy they are to make in the recipe video.
Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie
Sweet and creamy Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie. An easy coconut macaroon crust with a vanilla and coconut custard filling topped with fresh whipped cream.
If you are both gluten-free and dairy-free, don’t worry because I have included a dairy-free option for this cream pie recipe.
Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake
An easy recipe for a Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake. This is a classic dessert that is sweet, light, and fluffy. Angel food cake is also naturally dairy-free and low in fat.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake
This Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake has both the texture and the taste of a gooey cinnamon roll. Cinnamon rolls are not just for breakfast anymore! This gluten-free cake recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Gluten-Free Butter Pound Cake
This Gluten-Free Kentucky Butter Cake is a simple gluten-free pound cake that is moist, buttery, and coated with a sweet buttery glaze that creates a perfect sweet crunchy crust. This gluten-free pound cake is perfect served with strawberries and whipped cream. This gluten-free cake recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes
An easy recipe for Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake. Fluffy, flaky, and sweet gluten-free biscuits topped with strawberries and whipped cream. This gluten-free dessert recipe also has a dairy-free and vegan option.
Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies
An easy recipe for Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons. These soft gluten-free coconut cookies are chewy on the inside, and crisp and golden on the outside. Take them to the next level and dip them in decadent chocolate.
These coconut cookies are both gluten-free and dairy-free. I have also included the directions to make super cute coconut nest cookies topped with gluten-free jelly beans that are perfect for your Easter celebrations!
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
I also have a tried and true recipe for Gluten-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies too. These sugar cookies are buttery, fluffy, and lightly sweet. Perfect for your favorite holiday shapes. The recipe also has a dairy-free option.
Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies
Another Spring favorite is my Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies. These sweet and tart gluten-free cookies also have a dairy-free option.
Looking For More Recipes For Your Easter Menu?
Check out my round-up of The Best Gluten-Free Easter Recipes! It is a collection of gluten-free recipes from breakfast, appetizers, dinner, and desserts from top gluten-free and food allergy bloggers.
Tips For Gluten-Free Baking
This gluten-free dessert recipes are developed with Pillsbury gluten-free flour. It is a cup-for-cup all-purpose gluten-free rice flour blend and already has the xanthan gum and starches in it.
Most gluten-free all-purpose flour blends have starches and xanthan gum already in them. The xanthan gum helps replace the elasticity and texture of gluten.
So make sure to check the ingredients of your gluten-free flour so as not to add any extra xanthan gum to your flour if it already includes it. If you do, you will get gummy baked goods!
These gluten-free dessert recipes with not work with almond, oat, or coconut flour.
Tip For Measuring Gluten-Free Flour
Make sure to use a measuring cup made for dry ingredients (not a pyrex liquid measuring cup) to measure gluten-free flour. I measure the gluten-free flour with the “spoon & level” method.
I use a large spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup. Then I use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup.
Please do not scoop the flour directly out of the bag with your measuring cup. If you do, you could end up with more flour than is called for in the recipe.
I have test-baked these gluten-free dessert recipes with dairy-free ingredient substitutions.
For the milk, you can substitute it with unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk. For the butter, you can use dairy-free or vegan butter. I like Smart Balance buttery spread.
Easy Gluten-Free Desserts
I love baking special desserts for Easter. Carrot cake is my personal favorite, but it’s so hard to choose with all of these sweet treats.
No matter which gluten-free dessert recipe you choose to make this Easter, I promise these recipes are easy to make and everyone will enjoy them.
Wishing you all a blessed Easter!